Friday 30th July 2021.

July 30, 2021

In the country, 1,022 new positive cases were registered in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative total of 433,545, since March 2020 when the first contagion was re-reported in Panama. This was announced by the Ministry of Health (MInsa) through its epidemiological report on Thursday, in which it also indicates that 6 deaths were reported and 1 death from a previous day is updated, so now the deaths they add up to 6,798. The new infections were known after 12,646 tests were applied, which yielded a positivity of 8%. The report adds that active cases to date total 12,629 and patients recovered from the disease are 414,118. There are 12,100 people in home isolation, of which 11,771 are at home and 329 in hospital hotels. There are 547 hospitalized patients and 447 of them are in the ward and 100 are in the intensive care unit.

As of Monday, August 9, the second anticovid dose of AstraZeneca will be applied in the express car located at the Rommel Fernández stadium, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported. And it is that by next week more than 160 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford University vaccine should arrive in the country to vaccinate those people who have their second dose pending.

In the biweekly report of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on the situation of Covid-19 in Panama, it is highlighted that during the last four weeks the highest incidence of new cases was registered in children under 20 years of age with at least 1,600 cases. The Panamanian health authorities had already anticipated this epidemiological situation and according to PAHO figures, two cases were confirmed in that period among those under 30 years of age, for each case in those over 60.

During the morning session of the seventh day of the trial that follows former President  Ricardo Martinelli,  for the alleged commission of the crimes of illegal interception of communications and monitoring, between 2012 and 2014, the reading of documentary evidence No. 46 continued.

Former presidential candidate Ricardo Lombana has not received the information he requested a month ago about the authenticated minutes of the sessions of the board of directors of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) , in which they approved the renewal of the contract to Panama Ports Company (PPC ) .

The general director of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Enrique Lau Cortés, and representatives of the Spanish company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), signed this Wednesday, July 28, a settlement that will allow the work on the city of health project to be restarted soon.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes , revealed on Thursday afternoon that she corroborated in the company of her counterpart Marta Lucía Ramírez the difficult situation of a large group of irregular migrants in Colombian territory near the border with Panama. Mouynes through her Twitter account explained that she and Ramírez recalled “the need to coordinate safe passage for men, women and children who risk their lives” during their journey through the province of Darien, on their way to the United States.

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